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    4845 S Ellis Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60615
    • $2,800,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 154 days
    • MLS #: 10823073
    UPDATED: 73 min ago
    $2,800,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 0.59
      ACRES
    • 5
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 9,610
      SQFT
    • $291
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1902
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:
    299

    Description

    Although Benjamin Marshall is best known as the architect of lavish hotels and luxurious apartments, he began his career as the designer of large single-family urban houses. His partnership with Horatio Wilson produced high-style residences for wealthy businessmen, most of which were located in the Kenwood neighborhood on the city's south side. The majestic buildings of the Columbian Exposition inspired Marshall to become an architect; he became partners with Wilson at the age of 21. Young and charismatic, Marshall was versatile working in a variety of styles, as exemplified by this grand Tudor estate designed for Elliott Phelps in 1902. Sheathed in brick and detailed in limestone, the 9,000 sq ft house is situated on a verdant lot that showcases its wide porch, bay windows, steep gables and elaborate chimneys, while allowing for a porte-cochere and side driveway that lead to a stylistically similar coach house. This historically significant home exhibits grand and elegant entertaining spaces on the main level with two levels of private family space above, all surrounded by gated verdant grounds covering more than a half-acre. The current owners spent 18 months restoring the house to its original magnificent appearance; in 2008 the house was the recipient of Chicago Commission on Landmark's Preservation Excellence Award. In addition to the stunning exterior aesthetic, the interiors were restored and all mechanical systems are now state-of-the-art. Wilson & Marshall's houses featured luxurious interiors filled with finishes of inlaid mahogany and classical plaster work, and these are found throughout this 6-bedroom, 5 and 1/2 bath residence. From the moment you enter 4845 South Ellis, it is apparent this is truly one of the most extraordinary homes in the Kenwood Landmark District. Double mahogany and leaded glass doors open from the massive arched porch, leading one through a mosaic tiled vestibule into a classically detailed reception area with a grand staircase and welcoming fireplace, one of six in the home. The floor plan is perfect for entertaining, as imposing pocket doors open to the grand living room, with its lavish original mahogany millwork and beamed ceiling. The dramatic dining room offers seating for a dozen guests, with views overlooking the well-manicured grounds. Other spaces for enjoyment on the main level include the billiard room with its charming window seats, leaded glass windows and massive fireplace, a light-filled enclosed porch, and a cozy den with an adjacent outdoor terrace. And the kitchen is a chef's dream come true, with pantry storage, wet bar, top of the line appliances and built-in seating area. The impressive stairway rises three stories, past a sunlit seating area on the landing to a spacious sitting room that connects the three oversized bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath and heated floors. The owners' suite encompasses the entire north side of the second level and features large windows with a view of the neighborhood, the warmth of a fireplace, two generous walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with soaking tub and separate steam shower. And the practical has not been overlooked; closets are ample and the two-room laundry area is conveniently located. The third level has an enormous family room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The lower is unfinished, but primed with heated concrete floors, plumbing for 2 baths, caterer's kitchen and bar - leaving an abundance of space for a future wine cellar, gymnasium or home theater. Amid the fruit trees, herb garden and lush lawns are seating areas and a half basketball court. Additionally the coach house provides heated parking for up to 6 cars, and offers a 4-bdrm 2-bath apartment perfect for use as an office. Marshall was one of the country's most successful architects, yet preferred to think of himself as an artist. This is a home for the ages, where you can write the next chapter of its extraordinary history.

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    4845 S Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60615

    • Price: $2,800,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 73 min ago
    • MLS #: 10823073
    6
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    0.59
    Acres
    9,610
    SQFT
    $291
    $/SQFT
    1902
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Chi - Kenwood
    County:
    Cook
    Area:
    Chi - Kenwood
    School District:
    299
    Property Description
    Although Benjamin Marshall is best known as the architect of lavish hotels and luxurious apartments, he began his career as the designer of large single-family urban houses. His partnership with Horatio Wilson produced high-style residences for wealthy businessmen, most of which were located in the Kenwood neighborhood on the city's south side. The majestic buildings of the Columbian Exposition inspired Marshall to become an architect; he became partners with Wilson at the age of 21. Young and charismatic, Marshall was versatile working in a variety of styles, as exemplified by this grand Tudor estate designed for Elliott Phelps in 1902. Sheathed in brick and detailed in limestone, the 9,000 sq ft house is situated on a verdant lot that showcases its wide porch, bay windows, steep gables and elaborate chimneys, while allowing for a porte-cochere and side driveway that lead to a stylistically similar coach house. This historically significant home exhibits grand and elegant entertaining spaces on the main level with two levels of private family space above, all surrounded by gated verdant grounds covering more than a half-acre. The current owners spent 18 months restoring the house to its original magnificent appearance; in 2008 the house was the recipient of Chicago Commission on Landmark's Preservation Excellence Award. In addition to the stunning exterior aesthetic, the interiors were restored and all mechanical systems are now state-of-the-art. Wilson & Marshall's houses featured luxurious interiors filled with finishes of inlaid mahogany and classical plaster work, and these are found throughout this 6-bedroom, 5 and 1/2 bath residence. From the moment you enter 4845 South Ellis, it is apparent this is truly one of the most extraordinary homes in the Kenwood Landmark District. Double mahogany and leaded glass doors open from the massive arched porch, leading one through a mosaic tiled vestibule into a classically detailed reception area with a grand staircase and welcoming fireplace, one of six in the home. The floor plan is perfect for entertaining, as imposing pocket doors open to the grand living room, with its lavish original mahogany millwork and beamed ceiling. The dramatic dining room offers seating for a dozen guests, with views overlooking the well-manicured grounds. Other spaces for enjoyment on the main level include the billiard room with its charming window seats, leaded glass windows and massive fireplace, a light-filled enclosed porch, and a cozy den with an adjacent outdoor terrace. And the kitchen is a chef's dream come true, with pantry storage, wet bar, top of the line appliances and built-in seating area. The impressive stairway rises three stories, past a sunlit seating area on the landing to a spacious sitting room that connects the three oversized bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath and heated floors. The owners' suite encompasses the entire north side of the second level and features large windows with a view of the neighborhood, the warmth of a fireplace, two generous walk-in closets and a luxurious bath with soaking tub and separate steam shower. And the practical has not been overlooked; closets are ample and the two-room laundry area is conveniently located. The third level has an enormous family room, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The lower is unfinished, but primed with heated concrete floors, plumbing for 2 baths, caterer's kitchen and bar - leaving an abundance of space for a future wine cellar, gymnasium or home theater. Amid the fruit trees, herb garden and lush lawns are seating areas and a half basketball court. Additionally the coach house provides heated parking for up to 6 cars, and offers a 4-bdrm 2-bath apartment perfect for use as an office. Marshall was one of the country's most successful architects, yet preferred to think of himself as an artist. This is a home for the ages, where you can write the next chapter of its extraordinary history.
    Exterior Features

    Assessor Square Footage 2880 Exterior Building Type Brick Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Heated Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Lot Features Fenced Yard Number Of Cars 6 Parking Garage Roof Tile Type Detached 3 Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 4th Bedroom Level 3rd Level Addtl Room1 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room1 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room1 Name 5th Bdrm Addtl Room2 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room2 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room2 Name 6th Bdrm Addtl Room3 Flooring Ceramic Tile Addtl Room3 Name Breakfast Rm Addtl Room4 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room4 Name Den Addtl Room5 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room5 Name Office Addtl Room6 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room6 Name Library Addtl Room7 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room7 Name Recreation Rm Addtl Room8 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room8 Name Sitting Addtl Room9 Name Sun/Florida Room Heated Appliances RangeMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(S)Wine RefrigeratorRange Hood Basement Full Basement Bathrooms YN No Basement Description Unfinished Bath Amenities Separate ShowerSteam ShowerDouble SinkSoaking Tub Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Central Air Dining Room Separate Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Level Not Applicable Fireplace Location Living RoomMaster BedroomOther Fireplaces Total 6 Heating Natural GasSteam Interior Features Sauna/Steam RoomBar-WetHardwood Floors2Nd Floor LaundryBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S) Kitchen Flooring Ceramic Tile Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table SpaceIslandPantry-ButlerPantry-ClosetPantry-Walk-In Laundry Level 2nd Level Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Master Bedroom Bath Full Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Room Type Bedroom 5Bedroom 6Breakfast RoomDenOfficeLibraryRecreation RoomSitting RoomHeated Sun RoomGallery Rooms Total 16 Total Sq Ft 0

    Property Features

    Age 100+ Years Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Corporate Limits Chicago Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers Holds Earnest Money Yes New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN No Rural YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 57088.4 Tax Exemptions Homeowner Tax Year 2019 Township Hyde Park Water Source Public

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